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Ethyl Levulinate CAS 539-88-8

Molecular Formula: C7H12O3

Formula Weight: 144.17

ZSpharmac: Ethyl Levulinate Supplier

Product Name: Ethyl Levulinate
CAS No: 539-88-8
Purity: 99%

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Basic Info

Product Name:Ethyl Levulinate
Other Names:Levulinate
Place of Origin:Shandong, China
Brand Name:ZSpharmac
Type:Cosmetic Raw Materials
Appearance:Clear Yellow Liquid
EINECS No.:208-728-2
Storage:Sealed in Dry,Room Temperature
Provide:Ethyl Levulinate MSDS;
Ethyl Levulinate COA

What is Ethyl Levulinate?

With the growth of society, the steady depletion of fossil sources, and also the additional degeneration of the environment as well as ecosystem, bountiful as well as eco-friendly biomass is considered a promising alternative to the lasting production of non-renewable natural deposits. Ethyl levulinate, as a possible green biomass-based platform compound, includes a carbonyl group and also an ester group, has great reactivity, and also can undergo different chain reactions such as hydrolysis, reduction, condensation, as well as nucleophilic addition. Making use of the benefits of the above reactions, ethyl levulinate is not just made use of in industries such as solvents, fragrances, oil ingredients and also plasticizers, yet likewise as vital pharmaceutical and also chemical resources. In addition, as a result of its physical as well as chemical buildings comparable to fat methyl esters in biodiesel, Ethyl levulinate or the derived γ-valerolactone can be made use of as a new type of liquid fuel additive, which is commonly utilized in the field of oil different power. Research studies have actually shown that adding an ideal amount of ethyl levulinate to diesel can not only boost power and ecological performance, yet additionally boost lubrication. According to various reaction principles, there are presently three main techniques for the prep work of Ethyl levulinate, including biomass acid-catalyzed alcoholysis, levulinic acid direct esterification, and also furfuryl alcohol-catalyzed alcoholysis.

Ethyl Levulinate Property

Melting point 

<25 °C

Boiling point 

93-94 °C/18 mmHg (lit.)


1.016 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

vapor pressure 

11Pa at 25℃

refractive index 

n20/D 1.422(lit.)


195 °F

storage temp. 

Sealed in dry,Room Temperature


H2O: freely soluble




Clear yellow

Specific Gravity


Water Solubility 

Soluble in water.



Ethyl Levulinate Uses

  1. Ethyl levulinate is a primary derivative of levulinic acid, extensively utilized in scents and fragrances. Levulinic acid is the chemical foundation or starting product for a range of various other substances, including gamma-valerolactone and also 2-methyl-THF.
  2. Ethyl levulinate is a food seasoning that is allowed to be utilized according to GB 2760-96.
  3. Ethyl levulinate is just one of the preservative active ingredients commonly made use of in skin lotions. It also helps to tone as well as tone the skin.

Preparation of Ethyl levulinate

1. Preparation of ethyl levulinate by straight esterification
The direct prep work of levulinic acid esters by levulinic acid esterification has attracted much attention, particularly the target substance ethyl levulinate produced by the response of levulinic acid and also ethanol. The reaction mechanism is shown in the number.

In the preparation of ethyl levulinate, high task, simple to different, much less air pollution, recyclable strong acid drivers and also various other environment-friendly drivers are usually utilized today. TiO2/SO2 -4 strong superacid driver (referred to as BST type stimulant) with molecular filter as the carrier, ethanol and also levulinic acid as basic materials, V alcohol: V acid = 5:6, the stimulant dosage is 5% of the mass of levulinic acid, In an oil bath at 110 ° C for 1.5 h. After the response was completed, ethyl levulinate was obtained by purification under decreased stress, with a return of 96.5%.

2. Acid-catalyzed alcoholysis conversion of biomass to prepare ethyl levulinate
Under specific problems, ethyl levulinate can be prepared from biomass through catalytic alcoholysis. Currently, there are a great deal of study records on the preparation of ethyl levulinate via alcoholysis of basic materials such as glucose, cellulose as well as wheat straw at home as well as abroad.

3. Preparation of ethyl levulinate by alcoholysis of furfuryl alcohol
Furfuryl alcohol is an important natural chemical resources, which can be lowered from furfural. The furfuryl alcohol alcoholysis technique is to manufacture ethyl levulinate by heating furfuryl alcohol under acidic problems, and furfuryl alcohol is quickly polymerized under acidic conditions, so furfuryl alcohol needs to be included slowly to lessen its secure focus. The reaction process of preparing ethyl levulinate by alcoholysis of furfuryl alcohol is shown in the figure.

Experiments reveal that catalytic task: sulfuric acid > macroporous material > gel material > molecular screen, the results show that although ion exchange material is utilized as stimulant, ethanol: furfuryl alcohol = 2.7: 1, the yield is not the highest possible at 125 ° C for 5 hours, but it can still Up to 90%. Lange thinks that the ion exchange resin with low focus has very high porosity, so it is hard to create ether as a spin-off.

Is Ethyl levulinate a Safe Ingredient?

Although little study has been done on the dangers of sodium levulinate, it has actually been classified as “not anticipated to be potentially harmful or dangerous” by the Aesthetic Data source. Ethyl levulinate, on the other hand, is FDA-approved as well as proven not to cause cancer cells, however is known to be a moderate toxic irritant. People with very sensitive skin may observe mild soreness, itching and also warmth of the skin when utilizing products including Ethyl levulinate. Some people are allergic to levulinic acid, as well as they may experience comparable side effects.

However, in most cases, items having Ethyl levulinate are perfectly risk-free for your usage. Not just is this product not considered cancer causing, it is additionally not suspected of being an ecological toxin, can be made use of in food, and is not thought to gather to damaging degrees in your body. It is not poisonous to your organs or brain, so it can be utilized without anxiety of harm.

The fact that Ethyl levulinate is stemmed from corn implies it is a food-grade chemical. If it’s secure for you to consume, it’s most likely safe to use it to your skin, also.

Actually, it’s nearly impossible to locate beauty items (and foods) that are one hundred percent paraben-free. Producers wish to locate methods to maintain their products from spoiling, as this provides a much better chance of offering their items. For that reason, almost whatever on earth includes preservatives. Hell, also your fruit is frequently waxed to maintain it from ruining. Nevertheless, if you’re mosting likely to be exposed to parabens, it’s best to find even more natural alternatives that will not harm your body, such as Ethyl levulinate.

About That Product:
If you need Ethyl levulinate as a cosmetic raw material, please contact our service staff directly, we will provide you with high-quality products at the best price.
As an experienced Ethyl levulinate manufacturer and supplier, ZSpharmac will provide Ethyl levulinate raw materials for customers all over the world for a long time.
Over the years, the company has been adhering to the spirit of “integrity management, strict quality control, customer first”, and has won unanimous praise from domestic and foreign customers.

Company Profile and Corporate Culture

Company Profile:

ZhiShang Chemical is owned by ZhiShang Group is a professional new-type chemicals enterprise combined into research and development, production and sales .

The company’s competitive product is pharmaceutical raw materials and intermediates (especially carbohydrate derivatives Series), In recent years, the company has made a major breakthrough in food and feed additives, plant extraction, industrial chemicals industry .

The company insists on the spirit of “sincere management, strict quality control, customer as god” , get consistent high praise from customers at home and abroad.

Corporate Culture:

Help China Chemicals to benefit the happiness of human life
Become the most trusted chemical supplier in the world
Striver – oriented, enrich employees, customer first, deep service, seek development
Be prepared for danger in times of peace, forge ahead actively, unity and cooperation, and be brave to fight

About Us

The production base is located in Zhangqiu chemical industry park and Tai’an high-tech chemical industry park. laboratory and workshop in strict accordance with the GMP standard and the product fit national ISO9001 and ISO2000 standards.

“Zhishang” products are exported to Europe, North and South America, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa area, so as to establish a long-term and stable cooperation relationship with customer in the world.

Company Info
  • Business Type: Manufacturer
  • Product Range: Cosmetic raw materials
  • Products/Service:Cosmetic raw materials (flavors and fragrances,antioxidant products, moisturizing and hydrating, whitening agents, cosmetic additives)
  • Total Employees: 51~100
  • Capital (Million US $): 10000000RMB
  • Year Established: 2016
Production Capacity
  • No. of Production Lines : 8
  • No. of QC Staff : 5 -10 People
  • OEM Services Provided : yes
  • Factory Size (Sq.meters) : 3,000-5,000 square meters
  • Certificate: ISO9001 , CE , GMP , API , MSDS
  • Factory Location : Diao Town Industry Park, Zhangqiu City, Jinan City, Shandong Province, China.


Pre-Sales Service

* Prompt reply and 24 hours online, professional team to provide best price and high quality product.

* Sample testing support.

* Every batch of products will be tested to ensureits quality.

*The packing also can be according the customers` requirment.

*Any inquiries will be replied within 24 hours.

*we provide Commerical Invoice, Packing List, Bill of loading, COA , Health certificate and Origin certificate. If your markets have any special requirements, let us know.


After-Sales Service

*The fact of logistics information monitoring.

* Any questions about the product can be consulted at any time.

*Product has any problem can return.


Do you accept sample order?

We will make samples before mass production, and after sample approved, we’ll begin mass production. Doing 100% inspection during production, then do random inspection before packing.



You can get free samples for some products,you only need to pay the shipping cost or arrange a courier to us and take the samples. You can send us your product specifications and requests,we will manufacture the products according to your requests.

What’s your MOQ?

Our MOQ is 1kg. But usually we accept less quantity such as 100g on the condition that sample charge is 100% paid.

Do you supply product report?

Yes. We’ll give you product analysis report before shipping.

  Is there a discount?

Different quantity has different discount.


1. ≤50kg, Express delivery recommended, usually called as DDU service;

2. ≤500kg, Air shipping recommended, usually called as FOB, CFR, or CIF service;

3. >500kg, sea shipping recommended, usually called as FOB, CFR, or CIF service;

4. For high value products, please select air shipping and express delivery for safe.

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